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Walking is probably the most boring exercise you’ll have on your list of fitness routine, it’s among the least of what people do to shed a sweat. Unlike any other exercises, walking is moderate when it comes to physical mobility. This particular exercise is very common to those who are already of age, because it doesn’t require much on the physical side. The health benefits of walking are pretty much. Metabolically, it helps control weight, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels. A brisk walk can burn up to 100 calories per mile or 300 calories per hour. Walking is the perfect complement to a sensible diet to lose weight and keep it off.
Recent studies show that just by merely walking on a regular basis can tremendously decrease the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, the reason of such effect is yet to be discovered. Walking gives off healthy benefits, in fact it’s so easy to do it; you don’t even need to be an athlete, only equipment you need is your running shoes, and a little bit of discipline. Not only walking is easy, almost all the area that you usually go around to -are accessible in both outdoor and indoor.
Californian researchers compared data from 33,060 runners in the National Runners Health Study and 15,045 walkers in the National Walkers Health Study.
Study participants were 18 to 80 years old, with an average in range in their 40s and 50s. Men represented 21% of the walkers and 51.4% of the runners.
They found that the same energy used for moderate intensity walking and vigorous intensity running resulted in similar reductions in risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and possibly coronary heart disease over the studies six years.
Walking and running provide an ideal test of the health benefits of moderate-intensity walking and vigorous-intensity running because they involve the same muscle groups and the same activities performed at different intensities, said Paul T Williams, PhD, the studys principal author and staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Life Science Division in Berkeley, California.
Unlike previous studies, the researchers assessed walking and running expenditure …
Walking is always timely in every way, you can do it when you are on your way to work, when you shop in the mall, it is almost possible to do it whatever way you like. It doesn’t cost you much, you don’t need to pay a membership fees before you can use the gym, you don’t need o but heavy exercise equipment either. Walking can be very enjoyable, if it becomes part of your daily routine.